Innovative Social Investment: Reforming public services
Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University
Thu 22 June 2017 — Fri 23 June 2017
Manchester Metropolitan University is leading a Horizon2020 project Innovative Social Investment: Strengthening Communities in Europe. This project comes to an end in October 2017. The Manchester team is convening a UK seminar to explore some of the themes that have emerged from the project and that are of particular interest to the UK. The seminar will focus on public service reform and in particular two issues: first, innovative approaches to financing and resourcing public services; and secondly, the concept of personalisation and its role in public service reform. The seminar includes speakers from the UK and Europe.
On the afternoon of the 22nd June we discuss Financial and resourcing innovation in social investment. Papers cover Social Impact Bonds, co-operatives and new innovations in financing public services.
On the morning of the 23rd June we discuss Personalisation in the reform of public services
Speakers come from across the UK and Europe and include academics and policy-makers.
Post Event Update: The presentations from the seminars can be found below;
- Seminar programme
- Day 1 - Financial and resourcing innovation in social investment Welcome and aims of the seminar Professor Chris Fox
- Marketising public services: opportunities and risks - Professor Kevin Albertson and Dr Chris O’Leary
- Beyond Social Impact Bonds - Alex Fox OBE
- Energy cooperatives - Michael Willoughby
- Education co-operatives - Dr. James Duggan and Joanna Dennis
- Day 2 - Personalisation in the reform of public services Welcome and aims of the seminar – Professor Sue Baines
- The development of personalisation - Martin Routledge
- Extending personalisation to different sectors - Professor Chris Fox
- Extending personalisation to different jurisdictions - Dr Matteo Orlandini
- Extending personalization to different jurisdictions and sectors - Flórián Sipos
- Changing the culture of social care in Scotland: Has a shift to personalisation brought about transformative change? - Dr. Charlotte Pearson